IBU: Classified (from Stone site)
Smell of oak and clove up front with a small addition of vanilla with a slight biscuit malt.
A very dark ruby red color. This beer has a very light head with decent retention.
Similar to an arrogant bastard but more refined. Vanilla and bourbon are the first flavors. Then you find flavors of dark fruits, earthy pine and oak. Finishes bitter with a clove like spiciness, caramel malts and a slight booziness. The bourbon isn't overwhelming, but has a slight presence.
Medium to full bodied with a low level of carbonation. It's a very smooth beer and it is very nice how the alcohol shows slightly, which gives a nice warmth.
Pulled pork tacos, beer sliders, and surprisingly banana bread. Herbed roasted pork, Jamaican-style jerk chicken and spicy enchiladas.
I had higher expectations from the decent reviews on this one. This beer was decent for a barrel aged beer, but nothing extraordinary. As it stands, this is one of the more tame barrel-aged beers you'll find; That isn't necessarily a bad thing, it complements this beer very well and it is very enjoyable. Although, I just had higher hopes for the amount of bourbon. Overall, a good beer and a must try!